Friday, 28 February 2020

Death Deserved by Jorn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger - Blog Tour Review

Oslo, 2018. Former long-distance runner Sonja Nordstrøm
never shows at the launch of her controversial autobiography, Always Number One. When celebrity blogger Emma Ramm visits Nordstrøm’s home later that day, she finds the door unlocked and signs of a struggle inside. A bib with the number ‘one’ has been pinned to the TV.

Police officer Alexander Blix is appointed to head up the missing- persons investigation, but he still bears the emotional scars of
a hostage situation nineteen years earlier, when he killed the father of a five-year-old girl. Traces of Nordstrøm soon show up at different locations, but the appearance of the clues appear to be carefully calculated ... evidence of a bigger picture that he’s just not seeing...

Blix and Ramm soon join forces, determined to find and stop a merciless killer with a flair for the dramatic, and thirst for attention.

Trouble is, he’s just got his first taste of it...

My Review

I love finding new authors and new series and this one by this talented duo is one that I will definitely be following. I really enjoyed reading Death Deserved, it moves along at a great pace and is jampacked with suspense. 

Blix and Ramm are on the trail of a brutal murderer. A blogger and a policeman sound like an unlikely crime fighting duo but they work well together. I found their relationship and history interesting to read about. Emma is really clever and much more than someone who just writes about celebrity gossip. She is determined to find out what happened to Sonja, especially when she is pulled further into the case by the killer.

I don't read much of this type of book, Nordic noir, but as with every Orenda book I have read I was not disappointed. This publisher has a special way of finding authors and stories that are unique, brilliant and have me flipping through the pages.

Death Deserved is a gripping, action packed, twisty delight of a story. I am looking forward to following this series and seeing what happens next. This pair of writers have written a brilliant story with excellent characters and a superb plot.

About The Authors

Jørn Lier Horst and Thomas Enger are the internationally bestselling Norwegian authors of the William Wisting and Henning Juul series respectively. Jørn Lier Horst first rose to literary fame with his No. 1 internationally bestselling William Wisting series. A former investigator in the Norwegian police, Horst imbues all his works with an unparalleled realism and suspense. Thomas Enger is the journalist-turned-author behind the internationally acclaimed and bestselling Henning Juul series. Enger’s trademark has become a darkly gritty voice paired with key social messages and tight plotting. Besides writing fiction for both adults and young adults, Enger also works as a music composer. Death Deserved is Jørn Lier Horst & Thomas Enger’s first co-written thriller. 


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